Carter Hart needs a bit more time before he can return from injury, but his head coach isn't worried about the ailment being a long-term issue.
"I'm not concerned at all," Philadelphia Flyers bench boss Alain Vigneault said Wednesday. "It's a mild sprain to his knee. It's just taken a few more days than we anticipated. He's had (doctors) look at it, he'd had the MRI, there's nothing serious."
Vigneault added that Hart won't travel with the team to New York, according to NHL.com's Adam Kimelman. The Flyers will play the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday and Friday before returning home to host the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.
Hart has missed the club's last two games.
The 22-year-old has been arguably the NHL's worst netminder this season, posting a 9-11-5 record and a .877 save percentage. He's authored the league's worst goals saved above average (minus-22.99) and goals saved above expected (minus-24.45) in 2021, according to Evolving Hockey.